“The apartment has been rented for a one-year period. Thank you for your interest, and good luck with your searches! -- Marta”

“We are delighted with the number of views from alumni, who recognize this for the NYC bargain it is.  As of July 7, we're in serious discussion with several candidates. So, if you were "thinking about calling..." please contact us today while it's still open. We're glad to answer questions, and can show same-day if needed.  ”

“I received two responses in less than a week. Thanks Switchboard!”


Helen Kramer '17 shared this story on July 6, 2018

Sept 1-Nov 30 Sublet in Crown Heights

“Thanks to switchboard, I received help and insight from 4 Oberlin grads across different fields, all with valuable tips  on how to approach a potential application process. Everyone was very willing to either meet in person, exchange lengthy emails and talk on the phone! Grateful for this network! ”

Bronwen Schumacher '15 shared this story on March 27, 2018

Should I go to Business School?

“We found a great pet sitter for our dog and cat over Thanksgiving week. The alumna who took care of our pets was super sweet with the animals and it was fun for us to get to know her a bit, too. It worked out perfectly because she was coming to Denver anyway.”


Sarah Bania-Dobyns '01 shared this story on November 29, 2017

Dog and house sitting in Denver

“Hired an Oberlin alum!”

Jesse Vogel '14 shared this story on October 13, 2017

Paid Internship - Climate Policy Nonprofit

“Excellent response. While finalizing details with our favorite candidate, we won't be showing the apartment. Thank you, Oberlin Switchboard!”

“My post led to a job interview and several  helpful pieces of advice. I'd say it's a success.”

“I've talked to a few Obies already about this position and answered all kinds of questions about RP and this role in particular. Once this position is closed, I'm still happy to talk about RadioPublic and podcasts with folks.”

“House and dogsitting for the Brauns was the highlight of my summer. Hurray for a serendipitous Switchboard (re)connection!”

“I put out a plea for help "rehoming" my MIL's piano and several alums reached out with offers and/or suggestions. I really appreciated hearing from them.”

Joan Epstein '88 shared this story on July 6, 2017

Home for baby grand

“Got an amazing summer sublet! I am very excited”

“Got a recommendation for a great book / resource for my project. Thanks, Switchboard! xo, L”

“I was very happy to see alumni, some of whom I took classes with my first couple of years, reach out to me to help me out. I'm very grateful for Oberlin Switchboard because of it.”


Anthony Moaton '17 shared this story on March 20, 2017

Hosting Obie In New England

“I had an awesome chat with Jacob since I was curious about his path into audio/podcasting - lots of loops and turns and like me, we both found where we are now right when we needed to be. Definitely reach out to him if you have questions about the industry!”

“Got another chance to visit on the 6th of December in 2016. Lovely visit -- though the apartment search is still on!”

“I was able to get a ride back from the event with another alum in the area who had graduated the year before me, and got to connect with her. ”

“Someone who is picking up other people at the airport at the same time contacted me. We have arranged for her to pick me up as well and have exchanged phone numbers.”


Elana Gartner Golden '98 shared this story on September 19, 2016

Transportation from the airport on 9/22

“I heard from 3 people regarding my Watson Application. They all had both suggestions for readings and further questions I might want to explore, as well as names of people for me to contact more closely related to my field of interest. I am very pleased and excited by the response I recieved thusfar. ”

“Someone I half-knew back at Oberlin contacted me! I ended up staying with family friends, but this SAVED MY SANITY and was super-generous. ALL the Internet cookies/rainbows/unicorns/lolcats as thanks! ”